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Today in Island History
1916 The first Island-based community of nuns, the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha, is founded. Their motherhouse, Mount St. Mary's, is not acquired until 1920 until then, head- quarters is St. Dunstan's University.
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Events and Activities

Upcoming Events In The Carriage House

Beaconsfield Historic House 
2 Kent Street


Dr. Richard Lemm Poetry Book 
June 29th  

Richard Lemm is launching his newest poetry collection "Jeopardy" in the Carriage House at 7:00 p.m. This work is published by the Acorn Press. 
All are welcome! 
Book-signing and a reception to follow a short reading.

Ireland Meets Scotland Celtic Music and Dance Show

Tuesday Evenings in the Carriage House from July 10th-August 28th. 
All performances begin at 7:30 pm

This high-caliber celebration of Celtic heritage, music and dance tells the compelling story of Irish and Scottish Immigrants leaving their homelands in the 1800s and meeting in the New World.
The show features Colin and Tristan Jeffrey on fiddle, Amanda Mark on flute and tin whistle, Kevin Jeffrey on guitar and vocals, and Celtic dancers Marlys and Alexis Maclaren and Abigail Rogers. Great for all ages, don't miss it!
$15 for adults, $7.50 under 12
For more information, please call (902) 314-3078



Wizard of Oz

July and August
Monday and Thursday mornings 10:30am 

Sunday afternoons
July 22, 29th & August 12th 

Tickets are $12 
For advance tickets call


Beaconsfield Bookstore
     & Gift Shoppe      

              Visit our gift shop featuring Island books, magazines,
pottery, and handmade soaps

For more information about Beaconsfield Historic House or events in the Carriage House, please call 902-368-6603 or email